Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 12

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. Here's a hot take for you; Twin Peaks is better now than it's ever been. How about that? Season Three, or The Return (or whatever you want to call it) has been different, absolutely, and that otherness has perhaps alienated those who wanted the show to continue existing in a bubble, … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 12

Review: Hounds Of Love

Director: Ben Young Stars: Emma Booth, Stephen Curry, Ashleigh Cummings The world outside is subdued. It's half-asleep. Practically comatose. Director Ben Young shows us this with scattered use of stylish, aesthetically pleasing ultra-slow motion. Girls play netball in suspended animation or suburban sprinkler systems erupt droplets that might never land. That's how it seems to … Continue reading Review: Hounds Of Love

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 11

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. Despite my assumptions last week that Part 10 was tangential filler before our arrival at 'the day' for Hawk (Michael Horse) and Sheriff Frank Truman (Robert Forster) to follow the trail left by Major Briggs, Part 11 found us still two days away from that important event. No matter, for … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 11

Review: Dunkirk

Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy Time. Time spent waiting. Time warped by distance. Time forgotten. Dream time. Christopher Nolan's cinema is an arena in which time is a constant preoccupation, repeatedly manipulated, palpated, stretched or re-sequenced as though the British director were trying to eclipse its influence through sheer will. … Continue reading Review: Dunkirk

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 10

There will be SPOILERS throughout this piece. While half the world was having their bums numbed by one of the most dramatically bereft episodes of Game Of Thrones so far, Twin Peaks fans were treated to something moderately more stimulating as Lynch and Frost keep the engine running this week with a lot of bitty moments forwarding some … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 10

Review: Song To Song

Director: Terrence Malick Stars: Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender Former cinematic recluse Terrence Malick has had a surge in creativity over the course of this decade unlike anything in his career previously, though the fruits of this late bloom have divided his audience; those that are charmed by his lighter-than-air touch and fondness for … Continue reading Review: Song To Song

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 9

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. So, we've had a fortnight to let Part 8  sit, we've ruminated, and we've both feared and marveled at where Mark Frost and David Lynch are going to take us next. Part 8 rewrote the rules of TV and did it by simply pretending it wasn't TV. Lynch refers to this season … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 9

Review: The Beguiled

Director: Sofia Coppola Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst The arrival of a new Sofia Coppola film is always cause for excitement. With the triptych of The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation and (the poorly received but enduring) Marie Antoinette she confirmed herself a major talent in American filmmaking, tapping into a thoughtful feminine ennui with her … Continue reading Review: The Beguiled

Review: Spider-Man Homecoming

Director: Jon Watts Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton,  Robert Downey Jr. There are, personally speaking, plenty of reasons why Spider-Man Homecoming has been the Marvel title I've been least interested in catching for quite a while. Chief among these, I suppose, is a sense of fatigue with a junior league superhero I've actually barely spent any … Continue reading Review: Spider-Man Homecoming

Review: Baby Driver

Director: Edgar Wright Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey On the day of its release, Edgar Wright tweeted "I’m pinching myself because #BabyDriverMovie is a vision that I dreamt up 22 years ago and now it’s being released in cinemas worldwide." Watching the film in the cinema - it's oh-so natural home - you … Continue reading Review: Baby Driver